About

Follow my journey as I turn a hubby into a business.

Writer Profile

Mr. Luke Smith

IMG_2374Location: Trinidad and Tobago

Phone number: 1-868-329-7324

E-mail: lukeallansmith1@gmail.com     

Twitter: las_luke   

LinkedIn: Luke Smith

 

My career objective is to work in a globally competitive environment on challenging assignments that shall yield the benefits of the job satisfaction, steady paced professional growth and self-development.

Education

BSc. Agribusiness

BSc. Environmental Natural Resources Management

Certificate of completion in Natural Resources Management for Sustainable Rural Livelihoods, National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Hyderabad, India 2017

Certificate of completion: AGRIMONITOR: Agricultural policy, food security and climate change. Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), 2016

Certificates of Completion in Social Media Reporting from the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) – Caribbean Pacific Agri-Food Forum Barbados, 2015 & Blending4Ag Conference Brussels, Belgium 2016

Certificate of Participation in the Youth in Entrepreneurship Business Workshop on Agribusiness Enterprises.

Certificate in Compost making

 

 

Volunteer experience

UWI World Food Day 2010, 2014- Volunteer

Open House 2011 Centre of language learning- Volunteer

Social Media Reporter at Fin4agri conference Nairobi, Kenya

Youth for Christ summer camp

 

Memberships: 

WhyFarm (We Help You-th Farm) current ICT Director & AgriEdutainment Officer

UWI Agribusiness Society  (past ICT Officer.)

Caribbean Youth Environment Network Trinidad and Tobago Chapter.

Thought For Food Challenge Ambassador 2018 http://www.tffchallenge.com/

Campus Crusade for Christ UWI Trinidad, (past social & promotions executive)

Young Professionals for Agricultural Development (YPARD)

 

Conferences and Courses attended

Attended Thought For Food Challenge 2013, 2015, 2016 & 2017 Berlin, Lisbon, Zurich & Amsterdam http://www.tffchallenge.com/

Invest Caribbean (Ignite Caribbean Farm the Future) 2015, Washington DC

Caribbean-Pacific Agri-Food Forum 2015, Barbados

Fin4ag 2014 Nairobi, Kenya http://fin4ag.org/

Presenter at (CFCS) Caribbean Food Crops Society Annual Meeting, 2013.

Presenter at Caribbean Week of Agriculture (CWA) 2012, Antigua

Attended Thought For Food Challenge 2013 Berlin, 2015 Lisbon, 2016 Zurich, 2017 Amsterdam http://www.tffchallenge.com/

Attended (GFRAS) Global Forum for Rural Advisory Services 2013 Berlin, http://www.g-fras.org/

Certificate of participation at the 7th GFRAS Annual Meeting 2016, Limbe, Cameroon.

Indigitous, Panama

 

 

Honors & Awards

  • Finalist of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) Land for Life Youth Social Media Activists Challenge 2016.
  • 3rd Place Winner  Action/2015 Caribbean Photography Competition
  • Trinidad and Tobago National Youth Awards for Agriculture Nominee 2015
  • 1st Place Winner of the Global Water Partnership-Caribbean (GWP-C) Media Awards on Water 2015
  • 2nd Place Winner Niherst Science Music Video Competition 2014.
  • Finalist of YoBloCo Award, Youth in Agriculture Blog Competition 2014. http://www.yobloco.info/news/Top-12-blogger

Additional Skills

Computer Literacy in Microsoft Word, Power Point, Excel, Project Planner, SPSS

Level 1A Mandarin Chinese from the University of the West Indies Centre for Language and Learning (CLL)

Photography, Videography, Social Media reporting,

Website Development (WordPress platform)

Twitter: @las_luke